110 Best Anime Quotes of All Time

These inspirational anime quotes from your favorite series will make you feel nostalgic and motivated to live a happy and fulfilled life!

Many anime series teach valuable life lessons. The plots of the stories are well-crafted, as is the dialogue, which is packed with inspirational messages. In fact, it’s so good that it’s become a household staple worldwide, not just in Japan.

Anime is a fun pastime that can also serve as motivation and encouragement to keep going. What’s more, each episode of every anime depicts more than just fights and battle scenes; they also highlight family, love, and friendship. So, continue reading to learn more about the world of anime and what draws so many people in!

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And don’t forget to check out these funny anime quotes and anime love quotes.

Best Anime Quotes

1. “When you give up, that’s when the game ends.” – Mitsuyoshi Anzai

2. “You can die anytime, but living takes true courage.” – Kenshin Himura

3. “It’s just pathetic to give up on something before you even give it a shot.” – Reiko Mikami

4. “People’s lives don’t end when they die, it ends when they lose faith.” – Itachi Uchiha

5. “The moment you think of giving up, think of the reason why you held on so long.” – Natsu Dragneel

6. “Knowing you’re different is only the beginning. If you accept these differences you’ll be able to get past them and grow even closer.” – Miss Kobayashi

7. “To know sorrow is not terrifying. What is terrifying is to know you can’t go back to the happiness you could have.” – Matsumoto Rangiku

8. “We can’t waste time worrying about the what if’s.” – Ichigo Kurosaki

9. “We are all like fireworks: we climb, we shine and always go our separate ways and become further apart. But even when that time comes, let’s not disappear like a firework and continue to shine. Forever.” – Hitsugaya Toshiro

10. “If you don’t take risks, you can’t create a future!” – Monkey D. Luffy

11. “The world isn’t perfect. But it’s there for us, doing the best it can—that’s what makes it so damn beautiful.” – Roy Mustang

12. “If nobody cares to accept you and wants you in this world, accept yourself and you will see that you don’t need them and their selfish ideas.” – Alibaba Saluja

13. “You should never give up on life, no matter how you feel. No matter how badly you want to give up.” – Canaan

14. “Thinking you’re no-good and worthless is the worst thing you can do.” – Nobita

15. “No matter how hard or impossible it is, never lose sight of your goal.” – Monkey D. Luffy

Famous Anime Quotes

16. “Every journey begins with a single step. We just have to have patience.” – Milly Thompson

17. “Power comes in response to a need, not a desire. You have to create that need.” – Goku

18. “I refuse to let my fear control me anymore.” – Maka Albarn

19. “The ticket to the future is always open.” – Vash The Stampede

20. “You can’t always hold on to the things that are important. By letting them go we gain something else.” – Kunio Yaobi

21. “There are no regrets. If one can be proud of one’s life, one should not wish for another chance.” – Saber

22. “Reject common sense to make the impossible possible.” – Simon

23. “Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what’s happened and continue living.“ – Erza Scarlet

24. “If you keep on hiding your true feelings, who is going to be happy? If you are sad, you should say it out loud!” – Haruhi Fujioka

25. “Fools who don’t respect the past are likely to repeat it.” – Nico Robin

26. “It’s more important to master the cards you’re holding than to complain about the ones your opponent was dealt.” – Grimsley

27. “We don’t have to know what tomorrow holds! That’s why we can live for everything we’re worth today!” – Natsu Dragneel

28. “If you just submit yourself to fate, then that’s the end of it.” – Keiichi Maebara

29. “Fear is not evil. It tells you what your weakness is. And once you know your weakness, you can become stronger as well as kinder.” – Gildarts Clive

30. “Why should I apologize for being a monster? Has anyone ever apologized for turning me into one?” – Juuzou Suzuya

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Inspirational Anime Quotes

31. “No matter how deep the night, it always turns to day, eventually.” – Soul King

32. “Sometimes I do feel like I’m a failure. Like there’s no hope for me. But even so, I’m not gonna give up. Ever!” – Izuku Midoriya

33. “We each need to find our own inspiration. Sometimes, it is not easy.” – Kiki’s Delivery Service

34. “A teacher doesn’t give up on her students just because things get tough.” – Harumi Kiyama

35. “Being weak is nothing to be ashamed of. Staying weak is!” – Fuegoleon Vermillion

36. “I too will obtain everything that I desire. Not because someone asked me to do it, but because I know in my heart that I have something worth fighting for.” – Julis Alexia Van Riessfeld

37. “An excellent leader must be passionate because it’s their duty to keep everyone moving forward.” – Nico Yazawa

38. “When you lose sight of your path, listen for the destination in your heart.” – Allen Walker

39. “By looking at what’s blocking our way, with an open mind, a wall can be turned into a wide-open door.” – Shinichi Kudo

40. “Even in moments of the deepest despair. I guess we can still find hope, huh?” – Hange Zoe

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Deep Anime Quotes

41. “Forgetting is like a wound. The wound may heal, but it has already left a scar.” – Monkey D. Luffy

42. “Words are like swords. If you use them the wrong way, they can turn into ugly weapons.” – Shinichi Kudo

43. “If you don’t share someone’s pain, you can never understand them.” – Nagato

44. “If you wanna make people dream, you’ve gotta start by believing in that dream yourself!” – Seiya Kanie

45. “Sometimes it’s necessary to do unnecessary things.” – Kanade Jinguuji

46. “Whatever you lose, you’ll find it again. But what you throw away you’ll never get back.“ – Himura Kenshin

47. “People who can’t throw something important away, can never hope to change anything.” – Armin Arlert

48. “People become stronger because they have memories they can’t forget.” – Tsunade

49. “We shouldn’t blame ourselves for bad things that happened to us. Sometimes, no matter what we do, we are victims of the circumstances.” – Kenshin Himura

50. “If you can’t find a reason to fight, then you shouldn’t be fighting.” – Akame

51. “When you hit the point of no return, that’s the moment it truly becomes a journey. If you can still turn back, it’s not really a journey.” – Hinata Miyake

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Anime Quotes About Life

52. “Life is not a game of luck. If you wanna win, work hard.” – Sora

53. “All we can do is live until the day we die. Control what we can—and fly free.” – Deneil Young

54. “Whatever you do, enjoy it to the fullest. That is the secret of life.” – Rider

55. “If your life can change once, your life can change again.” – Sanae

56. “Life comes at a cost. Wouldn’t it be arrogant to die before you’ve repaid that debt?” – Yuuji Kazami

57. “Even if I die, you keep living okay? Live to see the end of this world, and to see why it was born. Live to see why a weak girl like me ended up here. And the reason you and I met.” – Sachi

58. “You can’t win a game by doing nothing. And if someone else wins it for you then you haven’t accomplished anything. Life is the same way.” – Junichirou Kagami

59. “Life is like a tube of toothpaste. When you’ve used all the toothpaste down to the last squeeze, that’s when you’ve really lived. Live with all your might, and struggle as long as you have life.” – Mion Sonozaki

60. “Everything has a beginning and an end. Life is just a cycle of starts and stops. There are ends we don’t desire, but they’re inevitable, we have to face them. It’s what being human is all about.” – Jet Black

61. “Just like games, no matter how well you have things lined up in your life, there’s always something to keep you on your toes.” – Junichirou Kagami

Anime Quotes About Love

62. “You will never be able to love anybody else until you love yourself.” – Lelouch Lamperouge

63. “It’s not that you can fall in love with someone new because you forgot the old. It’s because you fall in love with someone new that you’re able to forget about the old. Only love can heal a heart that was hurt by love.” – Ayaka Takeuchi

64. “I want you to be happy. I want you to laugh a lot. I don’t know what exactly I’ll be able to do for you, but I’ll always be by your side.” – Kagome

65. “If I can meet you again, against the six billion to one odds, even if you can’t move, I’ll marry you.” – Hideki Hinata

66. “Even if I lose this feeling, I’m sure I’ll just fall in love with you all over again.” – Syaoran Li

67. “I—I love you with all my heart! If you were to stay here with me, there would be no regrets. Because every day we’d do something fun, we’d be happy, I swear! I would do anything for you! So, please just stay with me!” – Haruno Sakura

68. “Love is simply an electrical bug in the human neural circuit.” – Akasaka Ryuunosuke

69. “No matter which love line, what time, or where I am, I will always love you. I’ll say it one more time, I love you.” – Okabe

70. “You’ll only realize that you truly love someone if they already caused you enormous pain. Your enemies can never hurt you the way your loved ones can. It’s the people close to your heart that can give you the most piercing wound. Love is a double-edged sword, it can heal the wound faster or it can sink the blade even deeper.” – Himura Kenshin

71. “Is there a limit to how much you can love somebody? No matter how much I hurt him or get hurt by him, I find myself far from hating him, actually hoping that those wounds will scar, like burns. Because then you can never forget me.” – Kamijou Hiroki

Motivational Anime Quotes to Keep You Going

72. “Push through the pain, giving up hurts more.” – Vegeta

73. “A dropout will beat a genius through hard work.” – Rock Lee

74. “If you don’t like your destiny, don’t accept it. Instead, have the courage to change it the way you want it to be.” – Naruto Uzumaki

75. “If you can’t do something, then don’t. Focus on what you can.” – Shiroe

76. “There’s no shame in falling down! True shame is to not stand up again!” – Shintarō Midorima

77. “I won’t give up. I’ll never give up again. So I’ll win, no matter what! I’ll survive no matter what.” – Mikasa Ackerman

78. “Don’t beg for things. Do it yourself, or else you won’t get anything.” – Renton Thurston

79. “Giving up kills people. When people reject giving up—they finally win the right to transcend humanity.” – Alucard

80. “You need to accept the fact that you’re not the best and have all the will to strive to be better than anyone you face.” – Roronoa Zoro

81. “You’ve got two legs and a heartbeat. What’s stopping you?” – Inuyasha

82. “Even if you’re weak, there are miracles you can seize with your hands if you fight on to the very end.” – Uryuu Minene

Anime Quotes on Death

83. “Death is simply another stage of our life.” – Grand Elder Guru

84. “It is at the moment of death that humanity has value.” – Archer

85. “Life and death are like light and shadow. They’re both always there. But people don’t like thinking about death, so subconsciously, they always look away from it.” – Yato

86. “You were always there for me, and that’s all I needed. Just you. For some reason, I didn’t feel sad or broken up, it just didn’t seem real. But slowly I realized it was real—that you were gone. And little by little, I slowly felt something inside me go numb.” – Jet Black

Powerful Anime Quotes to Make You Stronger

87. “When people are protecting something truly precious to them. They truly can become—as strong as they need to be!” – Haku

88. “If you really want to be strong. Stop caring about what your surrounding thinks of you!” – Saitama

89. “Human beings are strong because we can change ourselves.” – Saitama

90. “Mistakes are not shackles that halt one from stepping forward. Rather, they are that which sustain and grow one’s heart.” – Mavis Vermillion

91. “Who decides limits? And based on what? You said you worked hard? Well, maybe you need to work a little harder. Is that really the limit of your strength? Could the you of tomorrow beat you today? Instead of giving in, move forward.” – Saitama

92. “A lesson without pain is meaningless. That’s because no one can gain without sacrificing something. But by enduring that pain and overcoming it, he shall obtain a powerful, unmatched heart.” – Edward Elric 

93. “Hatred and sorrow are power. They are yours to control. All you have to do is to turn them into strength and use that strength to move forward.“ – Sebastian Michaelis

94. “A person grows up when he’s able to overcome hardships. Protection is important, but there are some things that a person must learn on his own.” – Jiraiya

Anime Quotes That Will Give You the Courage to Push Forward

95. “Never give up without even trying. Do what you can, no matter how small the effect it may have!” – Onoki

96. “Even the mightiest warriors experience fears. What makes them a true warrior is the courage that they possess to overcome their fears.” – Vegeta

97. “It’s not always possible to do what we want to do, but it’s important to believe in something before you actually do it.” – Might Guy

98. “Anything can happen. No one ever thinks it will until it does. What will happen, happens. That’s how the world is. The most important thing is to not let the tragedy defeat you. To believe that you can get through it.” – Kyousuke Natsume

99. “Every one of us must do what’s in their power! If we’re going to die anyway, then it’s better to die fighting than to do nothing!” – Sakura Haruno

100. “A real ninja is one who endures no matter what gets thrown at him. All you do need is the guts to never give up.” – Jiraiya

101. “When the world shoves you around, you just gotta stand up and shove back. It’s not like somebody’s gonna save you if you start babbling excuses.” – Roronoa Zoro

102. “Don’t be upset because of what you can’t do. Do what you do best, live as carefree and optimistically as you can, because some people aren’t able to do that.” – Keima Katsuragi

103. “You have to figure it out. Stand up and walk. Keep moving forward. You’ve got two good legs. So get up and use them. You’re strong enough to make your own path.” – Edward Elric

Short Anime Quotes

104. “I’ll leave tomorrow’s problems to tomorrow’s me.” – Saitama

105. “Being lonely is more painful than getting hurt.” – Monkey D. Luffy

106. “Simplicity is the easiest path to true beauty.” – Seishuu Handa

Funny Anime Quotes That Will Make You Laugh

107. “There are three things I cannot tolerate: cowardice, bad haircuts, and military insurrection, and it is very unfortunate that our friend Vegeta possesses all three of these.” – Freeza

108. “People die when they are killed.” – Emiya Shirou

109. “I’m going to be late for the snail watching club and I’m the only member!” – Melvin Butlers

110. “The value of a human being is within himself. Even though your face is very ugly, you do not need to be ashamed!” – Nobita

Can You Recall the First Anime Series You Ever Watched as a Child?

Some of today’s most popular anime series are set on teaching people all over the world valuable life lessons. Among the most popular series with this theme are One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Slam Dunk, Naruto, and many more!

Anime will inspire you to never give up and keep striving to achieve your goals. Like in real life, the characters struggle and fail along the way. These difficulties, however, are what make them stronger and better people.

Indeed, anime has become an icon and an indisputable source of inspiration for fans throughout the globe. We hope that you were able to see the many different things that make anime so unique and enjoyable through this list!

Which of these anime quotes is your favorite? Do you have any other anime quotes that you’d like to share? Please, let us know in the comments.

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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With the many places I’ve been to, I found that love, inspiration, and happiness are some things that bring people together. No matter how different we are on the outside, I’m a true believer that our emotions don’t lie; if you dig deep into our psyche, we’re all the same inside.

This belief was further amplified when I joined Quote Ambition. Through the quotes I’ve read, collected, organized, and written about, I found that humans are resilient, creative, and compassionate.

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